Join this online talk by Rabbi Arik Ascherman, cosponsored by Pardes Hannah, to hear about what’s happening with social justice in Israel during the Coronavirus lockdown, and the challenges this presents to Torat Tzedek, the human rights organization. Registration is required in order to be provided with the Zoom link.
About Rabbi Ascherman:
Rabbi Ascherman was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated Harvard University in 1981, and ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1989. He and his wife, Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon, emigrated to Israel in 1994. He led Rabbis for Human Rights for 21 years, and in 2017 founded Torat Tzedek, an Israeli NGO that works for the human rights of both Jews and non-Jews in Israel. Rabbi Ascherman has dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice and human rights as a Jewish obligation, including putting his own body on the line. He continues to live the principle that human rights workers must have one foot in the grassroots and one foot among the decision makers.
About the Israel Center @ The J:
This is a program of the Israel Center @ the J, open to to all. The Israel Center at The J provides opportunities for individuals to engage with Israel, thoughtfully and respectfully, together as a community. The Israel Center @ The J is made possible through a generous grant from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation.
The Rabbi Ascherman Organizing Committee and Torat Tzedek wish to thank the following organizations for their co-sponsorship:
Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation
Beth Israel Congregation’s Social Action Committee
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Jewish Cultural Society
Temple Beth Emeth’s Social Action Committee
Please note: The opinions expressed by Rabi Ascherman are his own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Pardes Hannah or any of the sponsoring organizations, their staff, clergy, or membership.